Nov. 1, 2 special non-working holidays

By Mayen Jaymalin, The Philippine Star

Posted at Oct 14 2013 09:19 AM | Updated as of Oct 14 2013 08:12 PM

MANILA - More special holidays or extra pay await workers nationwide.

The National Wages and Productivity Commission (NWPC) yesterday reported that workers can enjoy two more non-working holidays on Nov. 1, All Saints’ Day, and Nov. 2, All Souls’ Day.

Workers who will report for work on Nov. 1 and 2, according to the NWPC, are entitled to receive an additional 30 percent on top of their daily rate.

Workers who will render more than eight hours of work will get another 30 percent or a total of 160 percent.

Those who are supposed to enjoy a rest or day-off but are required to work on Nov. 1 and 2 will get an additional 50 percent for the first eight hours of work and another 30 percent in excess of eight hours.

But the NWPC said the no-work, no-pay policy will be applied during the two special non-working holidays unless there is a company policy providing extra during such holidays.

Meanwhile, the NWPC reminded employers to provide holiday pay for their workers who will report for work tomorrow, Oct. 15, which has been declared a regular holiday in celebration of the Feast of Sacrifice or Eid al-Adha.

Employees are entitled to receive their daily regular pay even if they choose not to report for work.

Workers who will report for work will receive at least twice their daily wage rate.